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La Magdeleine tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 10 km from La Magdeleine

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La Magdeleine is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Magdeleine in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 10 km and Tusson at 13 km.

La Magdeleine, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Ruffec

Ruffec

at 10 km (direction east)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 13 km (direction south)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 19 km (direction south-east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
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Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 20 km (direction east)

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Melle

Melle

at 25 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 41 km (direction south-east)

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 42 km (direction south-east)

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 43 km (direction south-south-east)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

See Saint-Simon guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 46 km (direction east)

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 47 km (direction east)

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide

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Markets in and near La Magdeleine

  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (9km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (19km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (25km)
  • Melle: market Friday (25km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (33km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (36km)

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Tourist attractions near La Magdeleine, France

What to do at La Magdeleine? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting La Magdeleine.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (20km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (21km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (38km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (43km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (51km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (13km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (16km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (25km)
  • Laverré (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (50km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (27km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Magdeleine is in the west of France at 45 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: La Magdeleine is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Magdeleine

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to La Magdeleine

from Angouleme (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 144 km

from Strasbourg: 643 km

Getting here

Most visitors to the region come by car with arrive here by car with the ferry ports at Saint Malo taking about 5 hours driving time. For driving distances to La Magdeleine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brettes, Empure, La Chevrerie, La Faye, La Foret-de-Tesse, Londigny, Montjean, Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie, Pioussay, Raix, Theil-Rabier, Villefagnan and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter La Magdeleine

 
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